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Schwarzenegger Replaces Chief Of Staff With Democratic Activist

Sacramento, CA — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has announced the first change to his administration since his resounding special election failure.

He´s appointed a longtime Democratic activist as his chief of staff. The move to replace Patricia Clarey had been widely anticipated since voters defeated all four of the governor´s “year of reform” measures.

But the announcement of California Public Utilities Commissioner Susan Kennedy as Clarey´s replacement has caught many Republicans and Democrats off-guard.

Kennedy was cabinet secretary to former Democratic Governor Gray Davis, who was ousted in the 2003 recall election that brought Schwarzenegger to power.